The Hendrix Experience: “Manic Depression Is A Frustrating Mess”

Manic-depressive disorder is considered the historical name of Bipolar disorder. The two are characterized by episodes of hyperactivity and at least one period of depression. This may seem like a very general description, which is why it is difficult to diagnose such disorders because of the different levels of severity; the disorder needs to be…
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Blaming High Fructose Corn Syrup

There have been many harsh words said about high fructose corn syrup as of late.  I can only say this from my own experience, but it seems to be the case in general as well.  High fructose corn syrup, they say, makes you leptin resistant.  Leptin is a protein hormone found in the body that…
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Does Sheldon Cooper Have Autism?

“Knock! Knock! Knock! Penny? Knock! Knock! Knock! Penny? Knock! Knock! Knock! Penny?” All you fans out there who watch our beloved Shelly on the CBS sit-com Big Bang Theory should know this line by heart. But why is this a reoccurring event in Sheldon’s life? He does have an IQ of 187 and a photographic…
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Neurochemistry And The Importance Of Communicating Science To The World

I ended up taking neurochemistry as a class not because I necessarily wanted to, but because I needed the course in order to graduate. During the course I was amazed at how much I learned and how much this class has benefited me. Not only was I able to gain insight on the inter-workings of…
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Im Bored… Lets Eat!

Obesity has become quite a problem in America in the last decade. In fact, obesity is the leading preventable cause of death in America, and is stigmatized as a serious public health problem. Obesity is a MEDICAL CONDITION in which excess fat on the body accumulates eventually causing health complications; the list of complications is…
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